Thursday, October 25, 2012

British Army medic and British Commando killed in Helmand

Two British soldiers were killed in Helmand on Wednesday 24th October 2012 while on a patrol in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.

The medic, a 25-year-old woman from Northern Ireland, and the Royal Marine from 40 Commando, were attacked by an Afghan who is believed to have been a policeman. He was killed during the attack.

Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Major Laurence Roche, told press: "I am extremely sorry to announce the deaths of a Royal Marine from 40 Commando and a soldier from 3 Medical Regiment serving with Task Force Helmand.

"This is dreadful news for all of us serving in Afghanistan. Our sincere condolences go to their families, friends and colleagues at this time of grief." 

The two have since been named as Corporal Channing Day and Corporal David O'Connor

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